Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or Starred review)- 4
What did you like about the book? When you first begin to read this book, it appears to be fairly tame. The first couple of stories were spooky, however not necessarily absolutely chilling. Then, you continue to read and either the stories get more and more disturbing or you have just read so many back to back, the book leaves you…unnerved. The stories are all illustrated with sketchy, dark, figures- with an occasional dash of color. Some of the stories are told in rhyme. It’s an excellent psychological journey if you like spooky stories or horror.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Middle readers and Young Adults who enjoyed Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Those who enjoy horror or need ghost stories to tell their friends.
Who should buy this book? (Older) elementary and middle schools, public libraries.
Where would you shelve it? Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Lindsey Hughes, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marstons Mills, MA
Date of review: 1/26/2021